CrossFit sometimes gets a bad reputation. One criticism I’ve heard is that we don’t have any firm regulation on movement standards. This comes from competitions where reps are defined as complete or incomplete. But what about that grey area? Yeah the barbell moved from ground to overhead in one motion but in no way was that snatch what one would call a “good” rep. One of my favorite Sam quotes (there are many) is when one member stood up a particularly hideous deadlift and Sam responds with, “Still counts, but I wouldn’t take her home to mom. Maybe call her for a date every so often.”
In competition (as it currently stands), rightly or wrongly, we define reps by range. In training however, we have a responsibility to colour between the lines. Take, for example, our structured gymnastics warm-ups. Not only will this foster efficient, safe and powerful pull-ups, push-ups, and pistols, but it will also make it easier to perform them in a WOD or competition setting where speed is king.
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Hyball is Coming… August 8-10, Sean O’Connell is hosting his annual softball and camping weekend to benefit the Sean Collier Scholarship Fund. A$100 donation includes: 2 nights in the Camp Lyndon cabins, an American Apparel t-shirt with custom logo, new sunglasses, Dunkin’ breakfast and Chipotle lunch on Saturday, all of your keg beer for the weekend, and live graffiti work by Vert Series painter Merk Those. All remaining proceeds will be donated to Sean’s scholarship, and matched by Dell Inc. You can register at www.HyannisHyball.com, or by bringing a check to Sean at CFF in the evening. Morning regulars can coordinate by emailing Sean here.